This week the state house passed a bill that would restrict school boards from giving out pay raises in tough budget years.
The bill by Representative Ed Rynders of Albany prohibit any state money to be used for pay raises of administrators or superintendents when teachers are furloughed.
His bill, he says,also makes sure that school boards are scrutinized when they want to use local dollars for raises.
“If you’re gonna use your local funds all we ask is that you have a public hearing so the public can know. Good government, good transparency.”
The bill passed the state house unanimously and it now goes to the state senate.